www.PopcornandPolitics.com Tracie Cason is a Superior Court Judge for Gwinnett County, having been elected in May of 2018. Tracie graduated Cum Laude with honors from the University of Georgia in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice,...
Tracie Cason is a Superior Court Judge for Gwinnett County, having been elected in May of 2018. Tracie graduated Cum Laude with honors from the University of Georgia in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, during which she interned in the homicide unit of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. She attended and received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1997. Before joining the bench, Tracie was a career prosecutor. She began her legal career in the Dublin Judicial Circuit in 1997 before coming to the Gwinnett District Attorney's Office in 2000. While working in the Dublin Circuit, Tracie was instrumental in establishing the Victim Assistance Program for the circuit, as well as the Domestic Violence Task Force and the Sexual Assault Response Team. She was also one of the founding members of The Stepping Stone Child Advocacy Center.
While in the Gwinnett District Attorney’s Office, Tracie worked in various courtrooms and divisions, including several years on the Child Protection Team, which was responsible for prosecuting all child molestation and cruelty cases. After being promoted to Deputy Chief, she supervised trial divisions, the Special Victims Unit (which she helped re-establish), the Appellate Division, and the Accountability Courts for Gwinnett County. She also helped create the Pre-trial Intervention and Diversion Program. She has served as the chairperson of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit Child Abuse Protocol Committee and as the Chairperson of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit Sexual Assault Protocol Committee.
As the focus of her career has been the protection of children and victims of sexual assault, Tracie is also actively involved in promoting the prevention of and improving responses to sexual assaults and abuse. She was invited to be a member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s State Expert Committee for Sexual Assault Response Teams. As a member of that Committee, she was critical in developing state-wide training for the creation and implementation of Sexual Assault Response Teams. She currently sits on the Advisory Council for that Committee.
Tracie was also a frequent instructor for the Gwinnett County Police Department Police Academy and Training Center and for the Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center. She has presented programs on Mandated Reporting for Georgia Gwinnett College, programs on Internet Crimes Against Children to various PTA’s, and also presented to the Gwinnett County Public Schools School Counselors about bullying and internet crimes.
In her free time, Tracie is an avid Dawg fan. She and her husband, David, regularly attend UGA sporting events, traveling all over the country to see the Dawgs play! They have 3 dachshunds named Munson, Dooley, and Erk and a chocolate lab named Emma Mae.